dyophysite


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dyophysite

(daɪˈɒfəˌsaɪt)
n
(Theology) theol the presence of the divine and human natures in Jesus Christ
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Were Nestorians always dyophysite, while Nestorius was not, and Monophysites ever what the name given them by their opponents implied?
This line obviously had more serious christological repercussions in that it could be most easily accommodated by a more dyophysite approach, with Christ's partial ignorance being due to the (separate) human part of his nature.
Continuing opposition between the Dyophysites and the Monophysites in Egypt, particularly in Alexandria, was one of the factors that seriously weakened the Byzantines when they were confronted with an Arab invasion.